Audiovisual dissociation

Visual and audio information that are not following the same spatio-temporal continuum.


  • Often used to convey alternate states of reality and subjectivity
  • Part of the internal or external logic of the film considering the narrative involvement of the technique
  • Can be confusing for the audience if not well-managed, as the stream of information separates in two

Related inductor effect: Editing; sound design
Complementary effect: Mattes; Split screen, divided screen, multi image shots; Suspension

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